Major shifts in diet and physical activity patterns have led to increased rates of obesity and chronic diseases around the world. Transnational ultraprocessed food and beverage companies are playing a major role by producing, distributing and marketing unhealthy products, and using their financial and political power to defend against policies that would safeguard public health. Settings-based interventions and social marketing campaigns can help to rebalance the environment and promote healthy weight at a population level.

$137B (US) in profit made by the top 25 companies in global ultraprocessed food & beverage sector in 2018 See evidence
1904 when Coca-Cola Amatil began life as British Tobacco Company Limited See evidence
17 million Australians aged 15+ engaged in organised sport or physical activity each week See evidence